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Mr. Grandmaster James Toney

Wrong Grandmaster James Toney?

Senior Member of the High Dan Boa...

American Karate Black Belt Association
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Senior Member of the High Dan Board
  • Board Member
    High Dan

Education

  • 1st Degree Black Belt
Web References
Grandmaster Toney, who ...
akbba.com, 7 Oct 2012 [cached]
Grandmaster Toney, who served with distinction as our Chairman from 1997 to 2011, was born in 1933. He was one of the original board members of the old Southwest Karate Black Belt Association and of the original AKBBA. He retired from a career as a research geologist at the University of Texas at Arlington. He began his karate training in the early 1960s at the Texas Instruments Karate Club (TEXINS), which served as the flagship for the development of the Allen Steen Texas Karate Institute Empire. He earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1968.
"Mr. Toney," as he is both respectfully and affectionately known throughout the southwest, is one of the most respected and admired teachers Allen Steen's schools ever had. Many nationally and internationally rated fighters of the era call Mr. Toney their sensei. Most of these students have gone on to become instructors or school owners, carrying with them Grandmaster Toney's lessons and insights so that they can be passed onto others.
Mr. Toney's tournament career occured in his late 30s and early 40s. Today there are tournament divisions for "over 35" but in the 1960s a forty year old had to face 20-year-olds and in Texas that usually meant a 20-year-old nationally ranked fighter. Most 40-year-olds simply didn't compete. But there were notable exceptions, such as Mr. Toney.
Grandmaster Toney, always one to consider himself a student, was forever willing to learn from anyone, anywhere, at any time. He has achieved black belt rankings in Tae Kwon Do Moo Duk Kwan, Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwan, Okinawan Dai Ni Gojuryu, and Jujitsu. He was named Shihan for North America by the Kokusai Dai Ni Gojuryu Karate Kyokai. He has also spent many years studying weapons.
Although retired from regular teaching, he is still in great demand for belt tests and consultation. You would be hard pressed to find someone more qualified or experienced at watching your technique and correcting problems. His poise and personal attitude of fairness and enthusiasm is a credit to the martial arts. The wisdom he has demonstrated throughout his distinguished martial arts career has earned him full respect from all who have the honor of knowing him.
In May of 2000, Grandmaster Toney was inducted into the Texas Martial Arts Hall of Fame and in 2011 was inducted into the Karate Masters Hall of Fame.
Member James Toney
www.tmahof.org, 16 Oct 2008 [cached]
Grandmaster James Toney
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Grandmaster Toney has served on the original board of Mr. Steen's Southwest Karate Black Belt Association and as a past Chairman of the Texas Black Belt Commission.
A retired research geologist, Mr. Toney is currently the "senior member" of the "High Dan Board" of the American Karate Black Belt Association, Chin Sook Hage Kwan. In that position he travels internationally sitting on promotional boards as well as giving lectures. He also still considers himself a student and actively trains in a wide variety of styles such as Aikido, Torite, laido and Kobudo.
Grandmaster Toney is certainly one of the pioneers of the martial arts in Texas and in the United States.
American Karate Black Belt Association, Chin Sook Hage Kwan High Dan Board Members Profiles, Copyright 1999, All rights reserved, version 2/15/1999
www.akbba.com, 1 Sept 2011 [cached]
Grandmaster Toney, the "Senior Member" of the High Dan Board, who serves as it's Chairman, was born in 1933. He, also, holds the distinction of being one of the original members of the old Southwest Karate Black Belt Association and Board of Directors of the original American Karate Black Belt Association. He was trained and employed as a research geologist working for various concerns, and is retired from his last position on the staff of the University of Texas at Arlington. He began his karate training in the early 1960's at the Texas Instruments Karate Club (TEXINS), which served as the flagship for the development of the Allen Steen Texas Karate Institute Empire. He earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1968.
"Mr. Toney", as he is both respectfully and affectionately known throughout the southwest by those who are both his seniors and juniors in age, is one of the most respected and admired teachers Allen Steen's Dallas area schools ever had. He has, probably, trained as many students who have attained black belt as almost any other teacher in the Dallas area, and many nationally and internationally rated fighters of the era call Mr. Toney their sensei. Most of these students have gone on to become Instructors or Karate School Owners and Head Instructors, carrying with them what Grandmaster Toney has taught and enfluenced in them, so it can be passed on and enjoyed by others.
Most of Mr. Toney's personal tournament career occurred in his late 30's and early 40's.
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In May of 2000, Grandmaster Toney was inducted into the Texas Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
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Grandmaster Young was promoted to 10th Dan in December of 2001 upon nomination from Grandmaster Allen Steen, Grandmaster James Toney, and Grandmaster Keith Yates, and by vote of the High Dan Board
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To maintain high standards and respect for the arts, Selby requires that Grandmaster James Toney, Grandmaster Royce Young, and other High Dan Board members sit in on all black belt exams.
James Toney
www.dragonsocietyinternational.com, 9 Sept 2011 [cached]
Grandmaster Toney, the "Senior Member" of the High Dan Board, who serves as it's Chairman, was born in 1933. He, also, holds the distinction of being one of the original members of the old Southwest Karate Black Belt Association and Board of Directors of the original American Karate Black Belt Association. He was trained and employed as a research geologist working for various concerns, and is retired from his last position on the staff of the University of Texas at Arlington. He began his karate training in the early 1960's at the Texas Instruments Karate Club (TEXINS), which served as the flagship for the development of the Allen Steen Texas Karate Institute Empire. He earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1968.
"Mr. Toney", as he is both respectfully and affectionately known throughout the southwest by those who are both his seniors and juniors in age, is one of the most respected and admired teachers Allen Steen's Dallas area schools ever had. He has, probably, trained as many students who have attained black belt as almost any other teacher in the Dallas area, and many nationally and internationally rated fighters of the era call Mr. Toney their sensei. Most of these students have gone on to become Instructors or Karate School Owners and Head Instructors, carrying with them what Grandmaster Toney has taught and enfluenced in them, so it can be passed on and enjoyed by others.
Most of Mr. Toney's personal tournament career occurred in his late 30's and early 40's.
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In May of 2000, Grandmaster Toney was inducted into the Texas Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Namepedia » Dan Board
www.namepedia.co.uk, 3 July 2009 [cached]
Grandmaster Toney, the "Senior Member" of the High Dan Board, who serves as it's Chairman, was born in 1933. He, also, holds the distinction of being one of the original members of the old Southwest Karate Black Belt Association and ... http://professorgarylee.blogspot.com/
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